Baby food鈥 it looks like goop, smells kind of odd, and sometimes even makes you recoil with one of those, 鈥淲hoa. Eww鈥 faces. And to top it all off, you have no clue what the heck is really in it 鈥 that is, if you鈥檙e buying it by the cartload in the big-box store. Why not whip up your own batches of food for your culinary cutie? Don鈥檛 stress 鈥 it鈥檚 totally not as tough as it may seem. Check out these easy-to-make recipes that are so downright yummy you鈥檒l actually want to try them too!

1. Zucchini + Apple + Kiwi Puree With Mint: It sounds more like a face mask recipe than something your baby would eat, but it鈥檚 all good when it comes to a pint-sized palette. It鈥檚 super healthy, and the mellow tastes and refreshing mint meld together to make a lightly textured food that your little one will gladly gum up. (via Baby FoodE)

2. Moroccan-ish Carrots and Yams: Think your baby is ready for an international introduction to the wide world of foodie finds? Even though she isn鈥檛 able to chomp down on some of your favorite fare, this fragrant recipe may do the trick. It鈥檚 simple, yet flavorful and sweet enough that it will tempt your tyke鈥檚 tiny taste buds. (via Smitten Kitchen)

3. Pineapple Avocado Smoothie: This isn鈥檛 technically a meant-for-baby recipe; it鈥檚 actually a pretty tasty grown-up smoothie that you can share with your kiddo. The heavy citrus (thanks to orange juice and pineapple) may not go over well with a young baby鈥檚 sensitive tummy, so it鈥檚 best to wait until your little one is at least a year old before trying this recipe out. (via Cookie + Kate)

4. Strawberries and Cream Breakfast Quinoa: The over-one (one year, that is) set will take to this highly textured quinoa recipe. The sweetness of the strawberries is totally tasty, but that鈥檚 not all this breakfast treat has to offer 鈥 your kiddo will also get a nutritious kick out of the superfood grain. (via The Little Epicurean)

5. Slow Cooker Asparagus, Spinach, and Potato Soup: It鈥檚 vegan, it鈥檚 packed with veggies, and you can make it in the slow cooker. This is another recipe that was made more for you than for baby, but that shouldn鈥檛 stop you from serving it up to your older infant (cooled appropriately, of course). Instead of playing short-order chef and cooking multiple meals, this recipe is a one-size-fits-all family fave. (via Bowl of Delicious)

6. Acorn Squash and Ginger Puree: It may sound like a side you鈥檇 get at a fancy restaurant, but it was developed with babies in mind! Not only is this absolutely yummy (you might find yourself sneaking a few bites), but the ginger also helps with baby鈥檚 digestion. (via Baby FoodE)

7. Peach Sauce With Nutmeg: As if peaches weren鈥檛 tasty enough on their own, add in nutmeg and you have a palate-pleasing recipe that pint-sized diners will love. It鈥檚 sweet, it鈥檚 kind of sassy, and you can even freeze it for a later date. (via Smitten Kitchen)

What鈥檚 your baby鈥檚 favorite food? Share your pick and tweet us @BritandCo!